I’m looking for a few pieces of the Starburst pattern to add to my collection. This is vintage dinnerware from the 1950s and 1960s, with an “atomic” star motif.
Think Space Age, Mid-Century Modern, and Mad Men.
The shapes are a bit of a twist: not quite round plates and triangular for the tray that holds the salt and pepper shakers.
So far, I’ve purchased a vintage magazine ad from a ladies publication of the time. It shows off the china in a contemporary table setting.
This ware was made for about 12 years, between the mid-50s and mid-60s. Yet . . . → Read More: Starburst Search Vintage Franciscan China
Ben Seibel, that is.
Small towns in the American Midwest might not be the first place you’d think of to find modern design classics. But Ben Seibel Design dinnerware has been around for more than 50 years, and you never know…
On the dish trail last week, we found a bit of Ben in one of those unexpected places. It had “good dirt” on it, which means to me it was stored in newspapers, out of harm’s way, in a garage or attic for many years.
Iroquois (of Syracuse, New York) produced some Ben Seibel designs in the 1950s, like . . . → Read More: Ben Around Every Corner
There’s always more to love when it comes to dinnerware designed by Ben Seibel. One of those patterns is Lazy Daisy, from Iroquois China Co. of Syracuse, New York. The Iroquois “Informal” line is just that, both in shape and decor.
Lazy Daisy was one of the first patterns made in this funky, 1950s dinnerware.
The others are Harvest time (earth colors with large leaves), Blue Diamonds, Vision and Rosemary. Both the motifs and shapes are distinctive, once you develop an eye for them, and so retro…
Sculptural, sassy, and still available in the secondary marketplace, if you aspire to . . . → Read More: Ben Seibel, Lazy Daisy, vintage charm
Hard to believe it’s been so long since my last post, but it has been a busy shopping season. You could almost feel the pent-up garage sales…. waiting for the snow to go and nice weather to arrive.
One of the best things we found in our travels so far (and the summer’s not over yet) was a set of beautiful vintage china by Syracuse, from the 1960s-1970s.
The Polaris pattern has elegant platinum stars and rims, on a creamy white background. Many people associate Syracuse with restaurant, hotel and railroad wares. Polaris is one of the fine china . . . → Read More: Polaris Vintage Syracuse China